Elkhorn neighborhood reacts to news of family involved in gator attack at Disney World

Posted at 12:23 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 05:45:28-04

All across the state, support and prayers have poured out for the Nebraska family whose son was killed by the alligator in Florida last night.

The family is not talking but we do know they are from the Elkhorn area.

Neighbors told KMTV the family went on vacation last Thursday, having stopped in Georgia before heading to Disney World.

KMTV has learned the couple has two children, the two-year-boy and a four-year-old daughter.

Authorities say the family was near the water at the Disney hotel when the alligator dragged the boy into the water.

Crews surrounded the area all night long looking for the boy.

A search that's been tough on everyone.

People around the neighborhood are  in total disbelief.

Neighbors told KMTV that this is a family they know. They say the kids all play together.    

The boy has been identified as 2-year-old Lane Graves.